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Chocky Ar Lá

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  • 07-01-2016 9:29pm
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    Closed Accounts Posts: 2,379 ✭✭✭


    So the 1916 bandwagon has kicked off, I saw this last night at the local shop.. I have no idea who makes them, I might pick up a bar on the way home tonight. I wonder what the martyrs would have thought?!


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  • Registered Users Posts: 73,455 ✭✭✭✭colm_mcm


    Think they were selling them in heatons a good few months ago too.

    I'm sure our founding fathers would approve of proclamation based confectionary. Chocolate was quite rare back then!


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,455 ✭✭✭maudgonner


    So the 1916 bandwagon has kicked off, I saw this last night at the local shop.. I have no idea who makes them, I might pick up a bar on the way home tonight. I wonder what the martyrs would have thought?!

    Sure didn't they make a bee-line for Jacobs' biscuit factory and Boland's Mill, I think they would be proud!


  • Registered Users Posts: 43,028 ✭✭✭✭SEPT 23 1989


    Rowntree Mackintosh of York are making them


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,488 ✭✭✭Andre 3000


    As long as they don't cost an arm and a leg like those Hope Chocolate Bars.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,023 ✭✭✭Fukuyama


    Can't find Tayto bars anymore. They were delicious and I don't care what anyone says!!! :(


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  • Registered Users Posts: 43,028 ✭✭✭✭SEPT 23 1989


    Fukuyama wrote: »
    Can't find Tayto bars anymore. They were delicious and I don't care what anyone says!!! :(

    They were so bad the last batch was sealed in concrete and dumped in the Irish Sea


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,681 ✭✭✭Fleawuss


    Was it for this the wild geese spread
    The grey wing upon every tide;
    For this that all that blood was shed,
    For this Edward Fitzgerald died,
    And Robert Emmet and Wolfe Tone,
    All that delirium of the brave?
    Romantic Ireland's dead and gone,
    It's with O'Leary in the grave.

    :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 73,455 ✭✭✭✭colm_mcm


    Maybe they'll do an Easter rising egg too.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 43 Championship Vinyl


    colm_mcm wrote: »
    Maybe they'll do an Easter rising egg too.

    I'm sure Michael Collins' head in the shape of an egg will go down well. Especially with tea.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,752 ✭✭✭Lights On


    Fukuyama wrote: »
    Can't find Tayto bars anymore. They were delicious and I don't care what anyone says!!! :(

    I never thought I'd eat a snack food that tasted as bad as those Builders Breakfast Walkers that tasted like stale eggs. I thought that, until I ate one of those Tayto bars!!


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 32,688 ✭✭✭✭ytpe2r5bxkn0c1


    €2.99 a bar??? Pass.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,455 ✭✭✭maudgonner


    Rowntree Mackintosh of York are making them


    Joe Duffy would have been all over this, decrying it as a national scandal...if, that is, he hadn't had his own 1916 book published by a German publisher :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,331 ✭✭✭✭castletownman


    19 Twix-teen

    Chocolately, rebellion pun :D


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 10,562 ✭✭✭✭Sunnyisland


    Rowntree Mackintosh of York are making them





    Now if the owners of that place are executed they will sell millions.





    great business idea, chocky ar lar


    ha ha ha


  • Registered Users Posts: 21,021 ✭✭✭✭dxhound2005


    maudgonner wrote: »
    Joe Duffy would have been all over this, decrying it as a national scandal...if, that is, he hadn't had his own 1916 book published by a German publisher :D

    Joe Duffy has been all over it already.

    http://www.thejournal.ie/1916-chocolate-bar-2423691-Nov2015/


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,379 ✭✭✭donegaLroad


    Rowntree Mackintosh of York are making them

    reminds me of the time Lidl had cheese with a tri-colour covering the entire front, and Irish Cheddar across the top in large lettering... when I checked the back it said 'produced in Essex'


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,605 ✭✭✭gctest50



    he'd be all over everything - wouldn't like to be the misfortune cleaning that studio



  • Closed Accounts Posts: 12,452 ✭✭✭✭The_Valeyard


    anyone actually tried them? What they taste like?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 7,569 ✭✭✭Special Circumstances


    anyone actually tried them? What they taste like?

    Like maidens dancing at the crossroads.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 12,452 ✭✭✭✭The_Valeyard


    Like maidens dancing at the crossroads.

    Milk maidens, hand maidens?

    The facts man!!! This is important!!!


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  • Registered Users Posts: 11,586 ✭✭✭✭For Forks Sake


    Milk maidens, hand maidens?

    The facts man!!! This is important!!!

    Iron Maidens.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 7,569 ✭✭✭Special Circumstances


    Iron Maidens.

    Comely maidens. Very comely.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,881 ✭✭✭Kurtosis


    anyone actually tried them? What they taste like?

    Not good apparently, from the Journal article above:
    ...some people calling it tasteless and inappropriate.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 12,318 ✭✭✭✭Menas


    I dont really get who the target market is here?
    Normal chocolate eaters wont be going to their local corner shop to get a bar of this.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 5,793 ✭✭✭Red Kev


    Rowntree Mackintosh of York are making them

    Now known as Nestle of Switzerland.
    I'm sure Michael Collins' head in the shape of an egg will go down well. Especially with tea.

    I have an aunt who would put that on a pedestal and say a decade of the rosary to it most nights.

    reminds me of the time Lidl had cheese with a tri-colour covering the entire front, and Irish Cheddar across the top in large lettering... when I checked the back it said 'produced in Essex'

    I saw that before on some cheeses. Turns out that it's cut and packaged in the UK, as is all of our ready sliced and grated cheese. Shipped to the UK in huge blocks, cut, packaged, boxed and sent back again.


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